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This Old Tree III by larksgar This Old Tree III by larksgar
:icondonotuseplz::iconmyartplz:
Taken in Kazusa-kokubunji temple.
This gingko tree is estimated to be over several hundred years old.
上総国分寺にて撮影 お寺のシンボルともいえるこの木がいつ植えられたのか詳細は不明だが 推定数百年の樹齢とみられる
その幹にふれてみると 寒い日の木陰にも関わらず その樹皮はあたたかかった
おそらくこの木は僕らがいなくなった後もここでこの地を見守り続けるのだろう
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:iconyagamiseven:
this i really good
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larksgar Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
ありがと :)
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:iconyagamiseven:
どういたしまして^^
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:iconpaul774:
I've got one Ginkgo biloba in my garden too, which is only ten years old :D It's maybe my favourite plant on earth, and for sure it's the most beautiful tree.

And there's a poem by German writer Goethe (maybe you heard of him) about this tree's leaf... wanna hear it? I couldn't find it in Japanese though...

Ginkgo Biloba

In my garden's care and favour
From the East this tree's leaf shows
Secret sense for us to savour
And uplifts the one who knows.

Is it but one being single
Which as same itself divides?
Are there two which choose to mingle
So that each as one now hides?

As the answer to such question
I have found a sense that's true:
Is it not my songs' suggestion
That I'm one and also two?

(Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Poems of the West and East
Verse Translation by John Whaley, Peter Lang, Berne, 1998, pp. 260-261)
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larksgar Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Glad to hear that, very nice! :)

Oh I didn't know that he created such a wonderful piece about it, thank you for letting me know! :thanks:
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:iconinnerviki:
I love this heart-shaped leaves :heart:
I've been keeping them in my books since I remember...
one of my childchood habits that remained unchanged till now
thank you for sharing this wonderful view with us :hug:
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larksgar Dec 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks again! :)
Now this tree is bald, but its branches looked hearty.
My pleasure, glad you love it! :hug:
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